Social media

Distinguishing the news from social media

If it’s on the internet it must be true. I am often baffled by the sheer number of people on social media who believe everything they read on the Internet. For example, I ...

Reader Input: We’re connected but not engaged

People seem to be less engaged today. We have the world in the palm of our hands. You can keep in touch with people like never before. We have more information at our fingertips ...

Reader Input: Rep against free speech

Tom McClintock and his acolyte, Igor Birman (who is running in the 7th Congressional District), are censoring non-profane questions and commentary on Facebook where they promote th ...

Expert cautions Placer High students on social media

Worried about the pitfalls of Facebook, cell phones and other indelible digital records that invite indiscretion, a Placer High School parent group has recruited a criminal justice ...

Reader Input: Simply trust in the good

In this new 21st Century, we are all living on a very slippery slope with too much information. With social media, the digital world and the Internet, how can we ever keep it simpl ...

The Criminal Network: Auburn detective uses social media in drug ring bust

Social media prides itself on connecting people – friends, family, co-workers. Criminals and police detectives? Det. Adam Cline, of the Auburn Police Department, spent year ...

Twitter appears down across much of planet

LONDON - People across much of the planet were having problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are expected to cause a spike in use of the micro- ...

Conference will address nitty-gritty of farming today

Social media, loan programs and finding land to farm will be among the topics at this year’s PlacerGrown Food and Farm Conference on Feb. 4. This is the 17th year for the day-lon ...